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New trial ordered in Havre homicide


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The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man sentenced to 21 years in prison in connection with a double homicide in Havre three years ago.

The court overturned the conviction of Jacob Gary Spang of Havre on Friday.

Spang was convicted of two counts of intimidation by accountability and one count of tampering with physical evidence on June 13, 2000. He was sentenced on Aug. 7 of that year to 21 years in prison.

The Supreme Court agreed with Spang's contention that his rights were violated during his second interrogation by Havre police officers at the Cascade County Regional...

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